Large stem caudex with taproot; vining w/broad lobed leaves
Caudex to 8ft. prefers shade while the 6ft. long vines prefer sun; keep warm and dry in winter
Tree-like caudiciform 2 feet around and 10 feet tall
Rare; large caudex base with long stems, bonsai style. Dry in winter.
Large caudex base with long stems, small pink flowers. Bloom food in spring.
Caudex base with long stems. Often hybridized for a variety of flowers.
Beautiful cultivar with fat caudex base and stubby stems.
Very rare. Grows in rocky soils in areas with high winds off the horn of Africa. Large caudex to 8ft. Pale pink flowers, not often seen in cultivation.
Caudex base with tall stems, strappy leaves
Caudex base with long stems, bonsai style, flowers when young. Dwarf, shrubby.
Slow growing, spotted grey-green leaves. Rot prone. Make sure you have very fast draining soil.
A. marianae var. immaculatus
Weird lumpy succulent with small branches, slow growing. Grows in the granite hills of Little Namaqualand. Rot prone in summer and winter.
Stemless rosette to 3ft; Bright salmon bloomstalks
Small clumper, thick open green leaves with small tubercles at margins
Winter-growing small clumper, dry in summer, blooms late winter
Small dense clumps of speckled blue-green leaves sit on large tuberous roots, which can be esposed over time to form an unusual bonsai. Yellow flowers in spring.
Small clumper, thick open leaves, winter-growing, keep dry in summer
Mesembs with pairs of smooth egg-shaped silver-green leaves to 1/2″
Mesembs with pairs of glaucus green leaves to 1/2″
Slow-growing to 10″d; hairy center; summer blooms; keep dry in winter
Slow-growing to 10″; smoother than A. fissuratus. ep dry in winter
Highly variable, possibly through hybridizing. Slow-growing to 10″d; hairy center; summer blooms. Keep dry in winter
Slow-growing to 10″d; hairy center; summer blooms. Keep dry in winter
Possibly A. retusus ssp. trigonus
Rare, endangered, slow to 12″; Incurved tubercles. Mexico/Texas border.
Small solitary globular species, to 4″d.; yellow flowers; spineless areoles.
4″d. to 8″h. with long and twisted spines, many yellow/red blooms
Solitary globular species, variable, to 10″d.; spineless areoles; Flowers yellow/red
Small, slow-grower, deeply grooved
Dark green, red in sun; can grow columnar to 4ft.
Thin papery scales over tiny leaves; 2″l. stems; white flowers; dry, fast-draining soil